People find themselves in various crises in life. But, sometimes a crisis can become so stressful that you can no longer handle it alone or with the help of your loved ones. If you find yourself in an acute crisis – including experiencing great emotional distress, feeling unsafe, thinking about taking your own life – please immediately get in contact with one of the organisations that specialise in helping people that need urgent help.
It’s important to know that all those helplines and crisis lines have the following things in common:
- They are often available around the clock – 24/7, 365 days a year
- Calling them is free of charge
- Everything you discuss there is strictly confidential
TelefonSeelsorge offers 24-hour emotional support to people in Germany who are in distress or at risk of suicide.
0800 – 1110111
0800 – 1110222
The Berlin Crisis Service
The Berlin Crisis Service provides fast and professional assistance for issues including psychosocial crises and acute mental and psychiatric emergencies.
TelefonSeelsorge offers 24-hour emotional support to people in Austria who are in distress or at risk of suicide.
UK 🇬🇧 & IRELAND 🇮🇪
Samaritans UK & Ireland offer 24-hour emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide throughout the UK & Ireland.
International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)
List of local helplines